finally a drywall ceiling

Old 03-11-03, 11:03 AM
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finally a drywall ceiling

after careful thorough investigation I am puting up drywall ceiling
I have to fur down the joists to clear a couple of pipes. just checking my methods

furring strips perpendicular to ceiling joists
drywall ceiling before walls
greenboard ceiling in bathroom
1/2in thick drywall all around

any othe basic tips tricks and suggestions
Old 03-11-03, 12:52 PM
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I am no expert on codes, but you might check to see if yours requires 5/8" rock on the ceiling.
Old 03-22-03, 06:32 AM
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Generally speaking, I've always heard that greenboard on the ceiling will sag with time. Not speaking from experience, just what I've heard.
Old 03-23-03, 04:29 PM
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New construction in this area rarely if ever uses greenboard on ceilings, you usually only find it used in custom homes & commercial work. Truthfully, I'm not all that sure that it's actually going to hold up against water all that much better than regular rock.

JMO there. 1/2" rock is used for lids in alot of new residential stuff these days. Although your better builders specify 1/2" anti-sag rock. You have to get it from a drywall supply yard, it's not available generally from a lmbr yd or big box store.

Hope that helps you out.

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